February 24, 2024

North Korea promotes Im Chon Il to vice foreign minister

Im likely to continue overseeing Russian affairs ahead of planned Kim-Putin summit

North Korea recently promoted First European Department director general Im Chon Il to the position of Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, state media and the Russian Embassy in the DPRK reported this week. 

The first mention of Im in his new role came in a November 5 report in the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) regarding the visit of a delegation of former Russian diplomats to Pyongyang.